Next Show, Sunday Matinee!

Come rock out to oiur new tunes! Joined by two great bands too!


 

 

 

The Last of the Hold the Angle" CDs!

SPECIAL CD OFFER:  We have only a few copies of our first CD release “Hold the Angle” remaining, and want to offer this to our friends before they are gone forever. Buy both “Hold the Angle” AND  the new “Self Titled” release for just $10!!! Interested? Check it out:  

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Go get em both here:

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First Show of 2012

Local Licks This week we review El4D, Uzi Rash, The Heel Draggers, and Hurry Up Shotgun.
This Oakland power trio cites fear of the modern world as a primary source of inspiration, and the three members have designed their music accordingly.
Music is far too important to be relegated to the background. Conan Neutron’s top albums of 2011
Music is far too important to be relegated to the background. And while many “Best of” or “Top 10” lists are full of background music for background people, I reject that wholesale. We live in a world overburdened and surrounded by tawdry flacks and cheap howling sideshow men yelping for your attention at every level. All demanding that they and ONLY they have found the NEXT.BIG.THING. Finding a filter for this isn’t just a nice thing, it’s nearly a requirement.

In any case, it’s a world gone topsy turvy when certain other sites of “music writing”, never to be confused with actual music criticism, FAMOUS for being a closed system are suddenly soliciting a reader’s poll. What do you think, is this progress?

In any case, just because something is popular means that it is good, it just means that it is popular. However, certain powerful forces that have dominated the majority of the music world have been awash in pushing forward a certain branded identity. Whether they admit it or not, there is culpability and an aesthetic that favors the Starbucks variety of sensitivity and vaguely inoffensive background melody and music. So therefore, let us all give thanks that there is a place on the Internet that you can read and INTERACT with actual music criticism. A place where people who truly LOVE music will both tell you when they see miserable failure, but can present to you what they love. Sometimes in an easy list form.

2011 was an incredible year for music and here are some of the things that made it even more incredible for me, as a fan of rock music in no particular order:
Top Ten Records:
Ladies Choice Presents main man Adam Bass chimes in with his favorite records of 2011. This Friday Adam presents a Ladies' Choice Blackout Xmas! with Skarp, Snuggle!, Android Hero, and Spacebag at the Comet. On January 21st Adam starts 2012 off with a bang with Ladies' Choice Presents: Helms Alee, Black Elk, Nether Regions, and Princess.
Glowing, New Review for our Recent CD just hit!
.... they love it. Read it here. [Read More...]
Review - Built on a Weak Spot
"...They’ve taken great strides as songwriters and there is reason to believe that they are just beginning to fire on all cylinders." [Read More...]
Stripwax: HURRY UP AND BUY THIS RECORD (!!!)
"....Their music in this current batch o’ tunes FEEL like they are NOT OF THIS TIME, which is to say, these songs do not fit into any current genre bin. Hurry Up Shotgun STANDS ALONE."
Hurry Up, Dicks – A treatise on one of the best bands you’ve probably never heard
"...There are so few bands I know out there that truly grow. Sure they’ll try new things, maybe change, but actual growth as a band is somewhat rare. One of them is Oakland’s Hurry Up Shotgun."